Glimmer Train is a literary magazine that I have been in love with and sending material to since I was fourteen. So, little bit of Fan Girl Obsession, with this one.
Genre- Glimmer Train takes non genre literary fiction.
Word Count- This depends. There are three months the magazine takes open submissions, and they also run contests through the year. Mostly, though, they want work from 1,500 to 6,000 unless specifically mentioned.
Deadline- Again, they run contests during different times of the year, but their main submission months are January, May and September.
Notes- While the main submissions require no reading fee, the contests do. However, they also give out a better payout, so it’s one of those risk vs reward moment. Generally, though, I don’t suggest paying reading fees.